Friday, 31 May 2013

The Big Bird, Beast, Bug and Botany Hunt

The Big Bird, Beast, Bug and Botany Hunt

preparing for last year's event
When: Sunday June 9th, 11.00 - 16.00
Where: Dove Valley Centre

Under Whitle Farm
(between Sheen and Longnor)
SK17 0PR

Ancient Landscapes among the Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Boatnicals? We'll be there, with fossils to look at and draw, models to handle, people to talk to, a wall to stare at (just in case we can find anything!) and our usual exciting, messy, colourful and engaging creative activities

We'll be making fingertip coral, adding small animals to one of our smaller landscapes and hopefully working on a 2 metre tall stand of prehistoric kelp! Visitors will also be welcome to make their own ancient rockpool to take home!
Gordon the Toad (one of our familiar Ancient Artists will be at the event as well - helping mess people up with fingertip corals but also telling stories of the animals and plants that we might (or hopefully might not) find in the Valley around us!

The main event
From the Dove Valley Centre press release
This is a free event for the family that supports Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Do you like counting wild creatures and flowers and maybe learning more about them?

If so, come along to the annual biodiversity day at the Dove Valley Centre on naturalists will lead activities around the farm: these will include pond and river dipping, wildflower and bird walks, sweeping for bugs, art activities and story-telling and more…You will be able to get really close to moths that were caught the previous night. There will be information too on barn owls that have bred on the farm.

the Centre is a lovely place for explorations!

Plants can also be swapped, so bring along any spares.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, but if you’re staying for some time you may need a picnic – and wellies!

Tel. Paul/ Elspeth on 01298 83282 or email:

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